Two migrants die on boat left adrift by Libya coast guard: charity

Warning: Graphic image On board Open Arms, Mediterranean: A woman and a boy adrift in the Mediterranean died just hours before help reached their damaged dinghy, Spanish rescuers said on Tuesday after finding a second woman alive in the vessel, which had been carrying migrants towards Europe. A rescue boat operated by the Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms, with a […]

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CCTV shows family of 11 who hanged themselves with stools they used

Police release CCTV showing Indian family of 11 who hanged themselves in ‘ritual to emerge stronger’ carrying the stools they stood on to die – suggesting deaths were deliberate Family of 11 were found dead in their home in New Delhi in apparent suicide They were hanging from the ceiling, most bound, gagged and blindfolded Believed to have hanged themselves […]

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Drowning victim, 24, is one of eight heatwave swimmers to die in week

Pictured: Drowning victim, 24, who is one of eight heatwave swimmers to die in just one week Malcolm Wyre, 24, died after being pulled from River Derwent in Derbyshire Body of 17-year-old Callum Dawson was recovered from the River Aire, Leeds  Another man, aged 25, was also recovered from Crown Lakes, Peterborough  Malcolm Wyre, 24, died after being pulled from River […]

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Father and daughter cleared of letting relative get eaten by maggots

Father and daughter avoid jail for neglecting great-grandmother, 68, who died while being eaten by maggots in ‘cesspit of her own bodily fluid’ John Purcell, 72, and Catherine Purcell Jr, 35, were convicted of negligence  Court heard they left her ‘bedridden, immobile, weak and doubly incontinent’  She lived at Catherine Jr’s house in Merseyside and died there in July 2016 […]

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Six children among migrants killed off the Turkish coast

Six children are among nine migrants killed off the Turkish coast after their speedboat sinks as up to 35 die near Tunisia trying to cross the Med Six children have died along with three adults after a boat sank in Turkish waters The migrants were attempting to reach Greece by boat when they drowned Five were saved and taken back […]

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Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to lettuce

Four more people died from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday, bringing the total toll to five. Twenty-five more people have taken ill since the last update from the agency on May 16, with 197 patients from 35 states now affected, the CDC said. The patients who […]

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Warning over ‘Punisher’ Ecstasy tablets after two die at festival

Warning over super strength ‘Punisher’ Ecstasy tablets after two died at music festival Parklife festival shared pill photo with warning for revellers to ‘act responsibly’ Tommy Cowan, 20, from Havant, died on Saturday at Mutiny Festival  Teenage care worker Georgia Jones, 18, also died at the Portsmouth event Mutiny Festival issued a ‘harm prevention alert’ about ‘dangerous substance’   A warning […]

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Tragic young dad and teenage girl may have taken 'Green Heineken ecstasy pills' in festival drug horror

Georgia Jones, 18, and Tommy Cowan, 20, died at the festival in Portsmouth with hospital officials revealing that 13 others were hospitalised. As Hampshire Constabulary launched an investigation into their deaths, revellers who attended the festival claimed to witness people taking the green pills. Sam, 20, told the Mirror: "People said she may have had two pills and if they […]

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